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Nancy Ann Sorrelle

December 14, 1932January 9, 2021
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Nancy A. Sorrelle, age 88 of Grand Rapids, passed away January 9, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Holland. Nancy was born on December 14, 1932 to Robert & Bernadette (Gillies) Crowley.

Raised in a traditional Catholic home, Nancy’s faith was an important part of her life. On November 13, 1954, she was united in marriage with Thomas Sorrelle at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, the church of Nancy’s childhood.

Raising a family of nine children kept Nancy busy, however, when the last child left the nest, she spent several years helping Tom with his insurance agency, handling the accounting for him.

Nancy loved playing cards and was involved with several bridge clubs over the years. Her children and grandchildren will remember the fun and memories made when they regularly caught her cheating during their frequent card games. Nancy was athletic when she was younger, and the competition of sporting events led her to being a lifelong sports fan, cheering for her favorite teams, especially the Detroit Tigers, Notre Dame, and the Detroit Pistons. However, Nancy is going to be best remembered for being dedicated to her family and faith, and being a woman who found the value of forgiveness.

Nancy is survived by her children: Michelle Jennings, Robert (Valerie) Sorrelle, Renee (Bob) Batt, Darrell (Lynda) Symanski, Patrick (Amanda) Sorrelle, Andrea VanHeck, Jennifer (Tom) Overly and Aimee (Melvin Church) Sorrelle; her daughter-in-law Kim Sorrelle; 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and her brother Tom (Yoshi) Crowley as well as many other relatives. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Tom, her son Stephen Sorrelle, great-grandson Louis Sorrelle and her siblings: James Crowley, Helen Paas, John Crowley and Katie Walsh.

Visitation for Nancy will be held on Friday January 15th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Reyers North Valley Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday January 16th at 11:00 am at the Shrine of St. Francis Xavier and our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where the family will receive guests an hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends and family who are unable to attend the Funeral Mass for Nancy, can use this link to join via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82518626757?pwd=OHJSMlBDK2p2SVVYSXNBS1JGVXo3Zz09

Memorial Contributions in Nancy’s name may be made to Faith Hospice or Right to Life.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Mark Modders

January 15, 2021

I will always have positive fond memories of you, You were an awesome lady. I am greatful to have gotten to know you, our conversations were always an important part of working for you. I always looked forward to seeing you. You will always be in my heart. Love always Little Mark

Michael & Suzanne Denny

January 15, 2021

To the family of Nancy Sorrelle,
Nancy was an endearing individual, full of the dickens and always a terrific sense of humor. Have many fond memories of fun times together . She will always remain in our hearts. She was a beautiful lady, a beautiful soul.
May perpetual light shine upon her and all the souls of her dearly departed.
With our deepest sympathies to the family.
Mike and Sue Denny

Roberta Duda

January 14, 2021

With Sister-in-law Aunt Marge 2019

Cathy Robinson

January 14, 2021

We are heartbroken to hear of the death of our dear friend Nancy. We were lucky enough to have made friends with both Tom and Nancy when we bought the cottage across the street. What short time we had to get to know Tom before he passed, was very special to us. Keeping in touch with Nancy after she left Duck Lake was a pleasure as we enjoyed her so much. Though we didn't see her that often, we tried to keep in contact with her over the phone. We will miss her beautiful smile and wonderful joyful laugh. Rest in peace with Tom dear friend.
Sending prayers and love, Cathy and Jerry Robinson

Aimee Sorrelle

January 11, 2021

Aimee Sorrelle

January 11, 2021

Aimee Sorrelle

January 11, 2021

Aimee Sorrelle

January 11, 2021

Aimee Sorrelle

January 11, 2021

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